One of my favorite times of the year is that day in late September or early October when the air turns cooler and you know that summer is over. It's also generally the time when the pumpkins arrive at the grocery stores, nurseries and church lawns. My pumpkin soap recipe has always been one of the readers' favorites. Here is that recipe, as well as several other pumpkin themed candles, candle decorations and other Halloween soap and candle projects.
An advanced candle project - it uses a balloon candle as its base. Almost too cute to burn.
Pumpkin seed oil is a rich and vitamin-filled oil with abundant antioxidant properties. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, C, E, and Zinc. It's fatty acid balance is most similar to soybean and sunflower oil, and will contribute about the same qualities to soap that they do in terms of hardness, lather and conditioning and is a a wonderful luxury oil to add (a bit) to a batch of pumpkin soap.